Thursday, April 28, 2016

Spring Changes

Spring has finally arrived with a vengeance in Appalachia.  I haven't posted in almost a year, mostly posting on Facebook.  Today was different and I felt like I needed to return to my old friend, my nature blog.  The Blood Root photo above and the Large Flowered Trillium below were taken a few weeks ago.  Since then, it has been so hot and windy, the woods are dry even with some rain this week. 

 My melancholy has to do with the photo of Kookie below.  She passed away last Saturday night, too quick for me. 
This was the last photo I took of Kookie on March 27, her birthday and Easter Sunday.  She was born on March 27, 2005, also an Easter Sunday.  I had made her favorite dog bacon and cheese dog biscuits that morning and taken her on a walk.  I was trying to get a picture of her chest since it appears to be a cross there.  She was a great dog, always ready for a walk or a treat.  We will miss you Kookie.